CBS polls shows good news for Sanders and Warren, red flashing signs for Biden

By Chris White

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are clipping on former Vice President Joe Biden’s heels as each vie for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a poll released Sunday morning.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Biden is clinging to a lead in Iowa, while Sanders is leading the pack in Nevada with Warren ahead in New Hampshire, a new CBS poll shows. With crucial early states showing such close margins, there is no clear frontrunner as the Democratic primary heads into the fall of 2019.

The poll is not as kind to Sen. Kamala Harris. The California Democrat is polling in the single digits in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, all of which become important states as the election season heats up.

Harris’ poll numbers have consistently dropped. She saw her support more than double from 8% to 17% in a June 28-30 CNN poll following the Democratic primary debates in Miami in June.  But a Quinnipiac University poll published in August shows Harris’ numbers plummeting to 7%.

Warren, who is etching out a progressive message in comparison to Biden’s moderate position, is rising. CBS’s numbers aim to capture the mood of voters in the earliest states, while other national polls are focusing on states that won’t vote until late spring.

Warren has benefited most as supporters slowly move away from Harris, according to the poll. Twenty-nine percent of people who were backing Harris in July have switched to the Massachusetts Democrat. Biden picked up 15% of former Harris backers.

Warren apparently has an enthusiasm edge over Biden, the poll also finds. More Democrats enthusiastically support Warren were she to become the nominee than say that about either Sanders or Biden.

Democrats whose first choice is not one of the top three contenders are more enthusiastic about Warren than they are about Biden or Sanders.

This CBS News survey was conducted between August 28 and September 4, 2019. Pollsters sampled 16,525 registered voters in 18 states that are expected to hold early primaries and caucuses. This sample includes 7,804 self-identified Democrats. It has a margin of error of +/- 1.8 points.

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7 thoughts on “CBS polls shows good news for Sanders and Warren, red flashing signs for Biden

  1. Two US Socialists left standing?
    Trump will have a field day.

    Bernie talks Socialism, but he enjoys the fruits of capitalism.

    He is a fellow traveler of SOCIALIST, former bartender, Ocasio-Cortez who said:

    “We can use the transition to 100 percent renewable energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social, and racial justice in the United States of America,” she said during a Dec. 5 panel discussion alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, another neo-Socialist who was honeymooned in the USSR.


    Bernie Sanders is a loud-shouting, arm-waving, multi-millionaire, SOCIALIST, from Brooklyn, NY City, career politician with destructive disdain for the private sector, getting close to 80 years old, with three houses, and a $70,000 Audie (supporting the GERMAN worker), and

    – Flying FOR FREE on private planes spewing CO2, for spouting his SOCIALIST and GLOBAL WARMING rhetoric nationwide on some else’s dime (his foundation is buying carbon offsets, a cost of “doing business”; a PR gesture!), and

    – Not liking a proper barrier to protect the US southern border (purposely enticing unskilled, uneducated, sickly illiterates, not successful in their own country, to easily enter the US, because they will ultimately become Democrat voters!), and

    – Having his own tax-exempt foundation to finance misdeeds undermining the private sector (don’t pay me those speaking fees, as I would have to pay federal and state income taxes, pay my tax-exempt foundation!), and

    – Promising more and more goodies to his favored supporters, including free health care for everyone, including 11 to 15 million illegals, and forgiveness of student debt (setting a poor example for their future behavior) to raise his fading poll numbers, and a $15/y minimum wage with full benefits, and

    – Campaigning for even more US-style Socialism to benefit his foundation, a la Clinton and a la Gore, all smooth-operating, self-serving hucksters!! They know how to play the game to their advantage.

  2. The three leading DemocRAT stooges, well two are, one ” Socialist Sanders ” will run under
    any banner as long as he thinks he’ll get a vote.

    So Vermont’s own buffoon ” Bernie ” and Massachusetts ” Pocahontas ” are kicking poor old
    ” gaffer joe ” in the poles ……………now that’s news, and these are the top contenders for the
    DNC…………….. outstanding.

    I can’t wait until the contender is on stage against the President, that will be fun to watch !!

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  3. Maybe pocahantus but burnee just shot himself in the foot with the Musslime Terrorist loving America hater anti Semite sourpuss sarsour jumping on the burned out commie wagon..
    Maybe he should now work on endorsements from the iranian ayatollah and commie china…Just to round out his hate America first campaign..

    • Thank you,DBean,for your insightful analysis of the current crop of losers. Your language is impeccable if not downright entertaining. Keep up the hilarity.

      • Well thank you Peter. If my venting put a little hilarity into someones life I’ll take that as a bonus to my need to vocalize my displeasure with the lefts destruction of a Vermont I loved as a kid… and country I fought for as a Marine….Good day kind sir…

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